Sheer layering piece with cross-over bust

I’m in the process of making a jumpsuit for a friend and that involves prototype pieces. In the first prototype, I made a whole piece without measurements and actually didn’t get too far off! It was a wee bit snug for my friend’s tastes but the test showed that straight cut for the pants would…

Doggy summer tank top

I was practicing sewing some sleeping shorts with this orange mesh and had some relatively large pieces of scraps left. So I combined them into a doggy summer tank for my little Coco. I started with two rectangles and sewed them together lengthwise so they’d form a wider cover for the back of the tank.…

Bat wing top with gathered front

This is one of the pieces of fabric I won in the February giveaway from fabricmartfabrics. Made a simple bat wing top with gathered front. Added 3 darts to each sleeve (2 sides and underarm) to reduce the arm hole gap then folded edge up twice to finish. Added buttons down the front then worn…

Purple Velour Dress

I’ve not been doing much sewing for me and it’s been hard. Really hard. It’s like the sewing machine calls to me when i walk by. “Use me! Pick up some thread! Let’s sew!” Anyway, it totally broke down my resistance. So i present to you… my new purple velour dress. 🙂 This was material…

5-stones

Here’s a fun game to test your psychomotor skills. 5-stones! It’s considered an asian traditional game, way before gameboy and wii hit the shelves. Great for individual or group play, inexpensive, and totally portable. I made 2 sets (pic above) with raw green beans and scrap fabric in one evening. Machine sewed 2 sides and…

Rectangular top with cute triangular collar

Been reading up about simple square tops and decided i wanted one. So i made one! Here’s the front and back view. There was quite a bit of scrap fabric left over so i cut out 2 elongated triangles and a long oval piece for the back of the top. Pin the collar pieces to…